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Stunning picture of the super moon over Tower Bridge by Dawid Glawdzin

Stunning photo shows SUPERMOON as it rose over London’s Tower Bridge

"I have been planning this photo for some time now"

MARCH’S full moon – known as the Worm Moon – has been captured climbing behind London’s Tower Bridge.

The Moon name refers to the earthworms that start to appear as the soil warms in spring.

It was visible in Britain’s clear skies on Friday night and into the early hours of Saturday.

Keen amateur astrophotographer Dawid Glawdzin sat on the edge of the River Thames to capture the once-a-year phenomenon.

He said he is over the Moon with his masterpiece.

Mr Glawdzin snapped the moonrise every two minutes from the wet river bank to create a stunning photograph of the Moon climbing behind the iconic London landmark.

He said: “I have been planning this photo for some time now.

“Finally, there was a perfect combination of the weather, full Moon and position.

Dawid Glawdzin who took the stunning picture of the supermoon over Tower Bridge

“Initially, I was exposing just for the Moon to capture its details.

“The last frame was a long exposure to capture Tower Bridge details and deliberately overexposed the Moon to create a star-like effect.

“The changing colour of the Moon is caused by how light is bending while passing through our atmosphere.”

Mr Glawdzin used an app on his phone to predict the moonrise from any given location – meaning no telescopes were used in the making of the snap.

He also employed a star tracker device which rotates his camera in line with the Earth’s rotation.

The Worm Moon is also known as the ‘Crust Moon’, the ‘Crow Comes Back Moon’, ‘Sap Moon’ and the ‘Sore Eyes Moon’.

This year, it was the perfect St Patrick’s Day treat for stargazers.

The Worm Moon is also considered a sign that Spring is only a matter of days away.

According to the National Space Centre in Leicester, full Moons happen around every 29.5 days.

They occur when the Moon is located on the opposite side of the Earth to the Sun.

This perfect facing of the Sun and Moon is what gives the rock its fully illuminated look.

The next full Moon will be the ‘Pink Moon’ on 16 April.

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